Category: Vendor Fees and Market Finances

Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Insurance, Liability, and Licensing | Market Start-up and Development | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | Rules and Vendor Applications | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

The Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit provides timely information, tips, and templates to help market managers navigate the increasing demands they face. We hope to cut your learning curve, share best practices, and adapt the excellent existing resources to your market.
Each chapter includes downloadable tools in Word or Excel that you can tailor to your market needs. The Toolkit is designed to be added to and updated in real time. Please send us your recommendations and suggested improvements. The Toolkit is available both online and as a binder from the WSFMA thanks to support from the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program.

This Toolkit is dedicated to Washington State’s indefatigable farmers market staff, boards, volunteers, sponsors, and farmers and other vendors who are working hard to support local farms, grow good food for families, and make our communities brighter.

View the Toolkit Here: http://www.wafarmersmarkettoolkit.org/

Published November 28, 2016 Publisher Website Topical guides

6050W and Farmers Markets Electronic Payment Reporting Requirements

Public Policies | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

A webinar hosted by FMC and the Michigan Farmers Market Association in October of 2011.The presentation explains the background of IRS 6050W and what electronic payment reporting requirements can mean for your farmers market. Presenters include Amanda Segar of the Michigan Farmers Market Association, Erin McQuire, Legislative Assistant for U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree, and Stacy Miller of the Farmers Market Coalition. Best practices for scrip recordkeeping are highlighted. If unsure about your reporting obligations, please consult with a professional tax advisor.

Published November 11, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Presentation

Daily Market Sales Sheet

Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Management and Operations | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

An example of a daily sales sheet that vendors of Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance’s markets fill out at the end of the day to track vendor sales, with areas for gross sales tallies broken down by type of product (e.g. produce, flowers, meat, eggs, seafood, dairy, etc.)

Published November 08, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource FormMarket Policy

Producer Load List

Surveys, Evaluation | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

A sample form used by SEE-LA (organizer of the Hollywood Farmers Market) to track vendor sales and product data broken down by type of product.

Published November 08, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource FormMarket Policy

EBT/SNAP/Debit Accounting

Management and Operations | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

This page includes information on managing accounting systems for EBT and Debit, with templates for a Market Day EBT/Debit Transaction report, Market Day Transaction Report Summary, and Master Token Reserve Form.

Published November 08, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource FormMarket Policy

Fundraising to Support Your Market

Funding and Grants | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

This one-pager from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources has eight ideas for raising funds and collecting donations to grow a farmers market organization.

Published November 06, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

New City Market Business Feasibility Study

Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

This resource offers the Canadian New City Market’s detailed financial model for establishing costs and benefits for individual business units. The report offers research and community engagement suggestions for future services and infrastructure. This source is a helpful model for analyzing and planning the economic future of any farmers market.

Published October 29, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Feasibility Study

Market Preparation: A Checklist for Starting a New Market

Market Start-up and Development | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | Vendor Fees and Market Finances
A basic checklist of items and decisions to be made before starting your market, beginning 12 months prior to the start date.
Published October 25, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

Farmers’ Market Manager Training Manual (New York)

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Food Safety and Handling | Funding and Grants | Insurance, Liability, and Licensing | Management and Operations | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | Rules and Vendor Applications | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

This 216 page manual from the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York describes the role of market managers and provides checklists, sample policies, worksheets, and other hands-on tools to help managers start markets, build market communities, and harness the power of these communities to sustain the markets and their local food systems.

 

Published October 25, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

Guide to Developing a Community Farmers Market

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Funding and Grants | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | Rules and Vendor Applications | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

This comprehensive 60 page guide from the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York steers market organizers to create a strong foundationfor a successful, long term farmers market that will be a community asset and a valuable resource for both consumers and farmers.

Published October 25, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource